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SLAYTON, MINNESOTA

Minnesota's Dakota Conflict, Nature's Notebook, and Comparative Religion

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Program #8917RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for Apr 28 — May 3, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Beautiful lakefront retreat center with high comfort rooms and meeting rooms.

Contact info:
Shetek Lutheran Ministries
14 Keeley Island Dr
Slayton, MN 56172 USA
phone: 500-776-3356 x7
web: www.shetek.org

Room amenities: Rooms are private, with bath, sinks in rooms, linen, soap provided.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before:
Additional nights not available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 28 - Arrival and Registration/Program Overview
Afternoon: Day one will begin with registration at 4:00 p.m. and time to move in.

Dinner: Dinner in retreat center's Dining Room.

Evening: An evening get-acquainted time and introduction to the week's program.

Lodging: Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Beautiful lakefront retreat center with high comfort rooms and meeting rooms.

Contact info:
Shetek Lutheran Ministries
14 Keeley Island Dr
Slayton, MN 56172 USA
phone: 500-776-3356 x7
web: www.shetek.org

Room amenities: Rooms are private, with bath, sinks in rooms, linen, soap provided.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before:
Additional nights not available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 29 - Native Americans & Comparative Religion/Currie Ra...
Native Americans & Comparative Religion/Currie Railroad and History Museum/Southwest Minnesota History

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Room.

Morning: Class # 1 - Native Americans, Art and Culture. Class # 2 - Comparative Religion.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Room.

Afternoon: Field trip to Currie Railroad and History Museum.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dining Room.

Evening: Southwest Minnesota History with emphasis on the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

Lodging: Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Beautiful lakefront retreat center with high comfort rooms and meeting rooms.

Contact info:
Shetek Lutheran Ministries
14 Keeley Island Dr
Slayton, MN 56172 USA
phone: 500-776-3356 x7
web: www.shetek.org

Room amenities: Rooms are private, with bath, sinks in rooms, linen, soap provided.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before:
Additional nights not available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 30 - Great Oasis and Bear Lake and Comparative Religio...
Great Oasis and Bear Lake and Comparative Religion/Pipestone National Monument/Southwest Minnesota History

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Room.

Morning: Class # 1 - Great Oasis and Bear Lake. Class # 2 - Comparative Religion.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Room.

Afternoon: Field trip to Pipestone National Monument.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dining Room.

Evening: Southwest Minnesota History with emphasis on the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

Lodging: Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Beautiful lakefront retreat center with high comfort rooms and meeting rooms.

Contact info:
Shetek Lutheran Ministries
14 Keeley Island Dr
Slayton, MN 56172 USA
phone: 500-776-3356 x7
web: www.shetek.org

Room amenities: Rooms are private, with bath, sinks in rooms, linen, soap provided.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before:
Additional nights not available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 01 - Agriculture & Comparative Religion/Danebod Folk S...
Agriculture & Comparative Religion/Danebod Folk School and Museum/Southwest Minnesota History

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Room.

Morning: Class # 1 - Agriculture and History of Southwest Minnesota. Class # 2 - Comparative Religion.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Room.

Afternoon: Optional field trip to Danebod Folk School and Museum, then to Southwest Minnestoa wind generators.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dining Room.

Evening: Southwest Minnesota History with emphasis on the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

Lodging: Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Beautiful lakefront retreat center with high comfort rooms and meeting rooms.

Contact info:
Shetek Lutheran Ministries
14 Keeley Island Dr
Slayton, MN 56172 USA
phone: 500-776-3356 x7
web: www.shetek.org

Room amenities: Rooms are private, with bath, sinks in rooms, linen, soap provided.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before:
Additional nights not available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 02 - Insects and Agriculture/Lake Shetek State Park/So...
Insects and Agriculture/Lake Shetek State Park/Southwest Minnesota History

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Room.

Morning: Class # 1 - Insects. Class # 2 - Agriculture.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Room.

Afternoon: Field trip and guided tour of Lake Shetek settler sites during the 1862 Dakota Conflict. Also, visit Lake Shetek State Park.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dining Room.

Evening: Southwest Minnesota History with emphasis on the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

Lodging: Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 03 - Birding & Comparative Religion/Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Room.

Morning: Class # 1 - Birding. Class # 2 - Comparative Religion.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Room.

Afternoon: Independent departures after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Slayton, MN
Minnesota TourismYour guide to Minnesota.
For additional information, visit: www.exploreminnesota.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips

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